Hogarth's A Rake's Progress returns to Pitzhanger as the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reflects voices and issues in London today.
Pitzhanger’s new exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives reflects issues of living in London today and the voices of its people, launching as Pitzhanger reopens its doors to the public. It centres around Hogarth’s morality tale A Rake’s Progress, with the eight paintings in the series returning to Pitzhanger for the first time in 200 years, generously on loan from Sir John Soane’s Museum.
A series of works by contemporary artists explore a broader view of society, offering a snapshot of the people and places that give life to the city, from the polarising views expressed on social media to the challenges of retaining outdoor space for the public.The artists include Faisal Abdu’Allah, Ruth Ewan, James Fritz, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, John Riddy and debbie tucker green, together with the archive from Long Live Southbank.
The exhibition has been generously supported by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant and the loan of A Rake’s Progress has been supported by Art Fund through the Weston Loan Programme, enabling smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections.